Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show
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Events: The fifth annual Velaux Retro car show

The highlights from the show included a Vignale Gamine and a clean BMW 318 (e21). Continue reading

Motorsports: The 16th annual Rallye National du Laragnais
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Motorsports: The 16th annual Rallye National du Laragnais

Held annually, the Rallye National du Laragnais takes place on closed public roads that are narrow, fast-paced and very windy. Continue reading

The third annual Velaux Rétro car show
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The third annual Velaux Rétro car show

The town of Velaux, France, held its third annual car show last weekend. It was one of the first car local shows of the year which is risky because in April the weather can change for the worse with very little notice, as those who visited the much larger Avignon show found out. However, the … Continue reading

The 2014 Avignon Motor Festival
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The 2014 Avignon Motor Festival

We recently trekked up to the city of Avignon to attend the Motor Festival, an annual car show and swap meet that stands out as one of the biggest events of its kind in the region. It poured rain during most of the show but that didn’t stop enthusiasts from all over the south of … Continue reading

Walking through nine decades of Le Mans racers
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Walking through nine decades of Le Mans racers

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (AOC) quietly displayed twenty-one influential Le Mans racers built over the last nine decades on the sidelines of the Geneva Motor Show. Located on the bottom floor of the Palexpo Convention Center, the display aims to showcase how the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the cars that compete in … Continue reading

Topical advertising: On the inside
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Topical advertising: On the inside

Although the first part of a car that meets the eye is the body, the interior is arguably more important as it plays a major part in determining if a car is enjoyable to drive or ride in. Cobbling together an interior is tough because engineers, designers, bean counters, factory workers and even dealers all … Continue reading

The 2014 Monte-Carlo Historique rally
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The 2014 Monte-Carlo Historique rally

The 17th annual Monte-Carlo Historique rally kicked off a little over a week ago and ended yesterday when a Belgian team at the wheel of an orange 1978 Opel Kadett GTE won the event. This year, the participants left from six European cities (Barcelona, Glasgow, Monte-Carlo, Oslo, Reims and Stockholm) and the common stages took … Continue reading

Topical advertising: Assembly lines
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Topical advertising: Assembly lines

Automakers’ archives departments are filled with thousands of photos that will likely never see the light of day. Images of assembly lines are among some of the most obscure documents because they can’t easily be used in magazine advertisements and the auto media rarely has a need for them. Most often than not they were … Continue reading

Shedding light on a century’s worth of French cars
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Shedding light on a century’s worth of French cars

Régis Mathieu is known throughout the world for his work with chandeliers and light fixtures, but once a year he focuses his attention on cars and invites clients to display their vintage automobiles in his museum-like showroom. Located in a small village in the picturesque Vaucluse department of France, the showroom is decorated – and … Continue reading